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db06db06 Posts: 122Registered User Junior Member
Hi everyone,

I'm interested in Penn, would apply ED but need fin. aid, so I'm nervous they won't give enough and I'll be committed.

3.9 uw GPA, 4.6+ weighted
730 V 660 M old sat
690 V 760 M 800 W new sat
760 french sat2 690 math II (no studying, will probably retake) 700 chem (took after AP chem sophomore year, little studying)
5 on AP us gov soph. year.
junior year, 4 APs, 1 IB, 7 academic classes total.
senior year, AP econ, AP compgov, AP french lit and eng. lit, AP ush, IB history, AP BC calc
russian/fluent in russian, hold russian hs diploma completed through after-school studies before 10th grade, this allowed me to take AP chem in 10th without honors, got a 4 on the exam
varsity volleyball player, fall and spring
volunteer at local elementary school tutoring children (love it) during the winter, various other stints scattered throughout the year
Founded Mock Trial team at school last year
NHS VP
FHS treasurer/secretary (expected)
French and community service award from school


thank you for reading!
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  • db06db06 Posts: 122Registered User Junior Member
    Sorry, I was a little hasty in my posting, I guess the following are some more things you should know:

    For the past 3 summers I have worked at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP, a mid-size law firm in DC. This summer I have taken on much larger repsonsibilities, those of an administrative assistant making $40-$45K a year. I enjoy working because of the interaction I have with people.

    I also enjoy "all things beautiful," i.e. aesthetically pleasing: architecture, inetrior design, etc etc.

    I visit Russia frequently and have also been around Europe.

    These are all aspects that I might somehow try to work into my essays because they show that I am a globally-minded and well-rounded person; is this a good idea?
  • iwantfoodiwantfood Posts: 579. Member
  • db06db06 Posts: 122Registered User Junior Member
    College of arts and sciences
  • db06db06 Posts: 122Registered User Junior Member
  • thinkjose1thinkjose1 Posts: 1,427Registered User Senior Member
    You have as good a chance as any. You should write in your essays about something that will make you stand out, ideally, something important to you. So yes write about that.
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